Here is a full list of the five highest goalscorers of all time in football history.
Football has over time evolved into a competitive sport that has produced world-class players, some of which have gone ahead to be the highest goalscorers in the game and history of football.
The list of the highest goal scorers in football history contains well-known names that, to date, have continued to shape and redefine the game of football itself.
Who Are The Highest Goalscorers In Football History?
Years Active: ( 1957-1977)
Total Number Of Games Played: 831 games
Total Number Of Goals scored: 757 goals
Often regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, the Brazilian football legend, Pelé holds the number five position with a total number of 757 goals in his football career. Pele to date is still relevant and influential in the world of football. He inspired star players like Neymar Jr. to pursue a career in the game of football. He was also a member of the Brazilian national team that won the world cup in 1958, 1962, and 1970.
4. Lionel Messi
Years Active: 2003-Present
Total Number Of Games Played: 961 games ( and still counting )
Total Number Of Goals scored: 759 goals ( and still counting )
The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi holds the number four position on this list with a total of 759 goals so far in his football career. The Argentine has always been a creative genius to the game of football and an influential figure in any fixture at the club and at the international level.
Years Active: 1985-2007
Total Number Of Games Played: 994 games
Total Number Of Goals scored: 772 goals
He is regarded as one of the best players of all time, having scored over 750 goals and being a proven goalscorer known for his accurate finishes. Romário was a key player in Brazil’s 1994 FIFA World Cup victory, winning the Golden Ball as the tournament’s best player. In the same year, he was voted FIFA World Player of the Year.
In 1999, he finished fifth in an internet poll for FIFA Player of the Century, was chosen to the FIFA World Cup Dream Team in 2002, and was named to the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living players in 2004.
2. Josef Bican
Years Active: 1931-1956
Number Of Games Played: 624 games
Number Of Goals scored: 805 goals
Josef Bican is the record of the highest goal scorer in football history for over 6o years, having scored a total of 805 recorded goals in a total of 624 games. However, it may be argued that he scored more goals but FIFA’S records just documented 805 goals for the Austrian-Czech professional footballer who played as a striker.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo
Years Active: 2001-present
Number Of Games Played: 1,110 games ( and counting )
Number Of Goals scored: 807 goals ( and counting )
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is the highest goal scorer in football history. Cristiano Ronaldo has scored a staggering 807 goals across all competitions in his football career. The Portuguese captain has his eyes focused on getting more goals from all indications.